The holiday season has arrived, a.k.a. party season! I remember talking to a friend last year who literally had at least 1 party to attend each weekend (sometimes multiple!) from the week after Thanksgiving through the week after New Year’s (Christmas parties followed by bowl parties!) Whew! It exhausts me just thinking about it. She ran out of hostess gift ideas pretty early on in the circuit and we brainstormed ideas one afternoon. Unfortunately I wasn’t much of a help to her last year (I drew a total blank!), but it got my wheels turning and since, I’ve discovered several hostess gifts that are unique and inexpensive (they’re all under $10!)
Here are some my favorite hostess gift ideas!
1. Bourbon Marshmallows
These are perfect for a Bourbon lover. Have you noticed that when people like bourbon, they looooove bourbon? A couple of hot chocolate packets thrown in would be a fun add.
2. Fur Hat and Shawl Wine Bottle Outfit
I find this outfit to be a hilarious accessory to the go-to wine hostess gift!
From World Market
3. Beverage Napkins and App Spreaders
These always come in handy at parties – the hosts can probably put them to use right then and there!
4. Simmering Stovetop Potpourri
Mmmmmm! Makes the whole house smell like Christmas!
From The Crafting Chicks
5. Pineapple Salt and Pepper Shaker Set
I’m not sure when pineapples as home accessories became so hot, but they sure are! This set is an adorable nod to the trend!
From World Market
6. Salted Caramel Sauce and Apples
This sauce is special. Don’t be surprised if this is gone by the end of the party!
From Lydi Out Loud
7. Homemade Bailey’s
Yum. Just yum. A bag of coffee would be a great addition.
8. Personalized Plate Hostess Gift
9. Salad Fixings
These homemade croutons and some homemade basil vinaigrette dressing make a great pair.
10. Pasta Night Gift Basket
My mother in law brought this for us a few times when she visited and I thought it made a lovely hostess gift idea! I always find beautiful pastas and sauces at Home Goods.
I hope you feel armed to hit the holiday party circuit this season!
Go forth and PARTY! 🙂
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Great ideas Lydi! I get tired of just bringing wine…
I know, me too!
Looks like I’m all set now for my gift basket ideas for my holiday guests! Thanks to you Lydi!
Oh good! You’re welcome!